Chapter 1. Introduction to Medicines Management

  1. Philip Jevon RN, BSc(Hons), PGCE Resuscitation Officer Clinical Skills Lead Honorary Clinical Lecturer1,2,
  2. Elizabeth Payne BSc(Hons), MSc, MRPharmS Deputy Director3,
  3. Dan Higgins RGN, ENB 100, ENB 998 Senior Charge Nurse Critical Care Consultant Honorary Lecturer Visiting Clinical Lecturer2,4,5 and
  4. Ruth Endacott RN, DipN(Lond), MA, PhD Professor6,7
  1. Ruth Endacott RN, DipN(Lond), MA, PhD Professor6,7

Published Online: 10 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319750.ch1

Medicines Management: A Guide for Nurses

Medicines Management: A Guide for Nurses

How to Cite

Endacott, R. (2010) Introduction to Medicines Management, in Medicines Management: A Guide for Nurses (eds P. Jevon, E. Payne, D. Higgins and R. Endacott), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319750.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Manor Hospital Walsall, UK

  2. 2

    University of Birmingham, UK

  3. 3

    Education, Training and Staff Performance, Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

  4. 4

    University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, UK

  5. 5

    Resuscitation Services UK

  6. 6

    University of Plymouth, UK

  7. 7

    La Trobe University, Australia

Author Information

  1. 6

    University of Plymouth, UK

  2. 7

    La Trobe University, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181631

Online ISBN: 9781444319750

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Keywords:

  • ‘medicines management’;
  • NHS National Prescribing Centre (NPC);
  • medicines management-selection, procurement, delivery, prescription, dispensing and administration of medicines;
  • Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF);
  • medicines management on patient safety;
  • Primary Care Trust (PCT) funds;
  • medicines management - controlling NHS drugs bill;
  • key success factors - for improving medicines management

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Importance of Medicines Management

  • The Context of Medicines Management in the UK

  • Elements of Medicines Management

  • Medicines Management and Health Service Governance Procedures

  • The Impact of Medicines Management on Patient Safety

  • Key Success Factors for Improving Medicines Management

  • Conclusion

  • Appendix 1.1 Relevant National Strategies and Documents

  • References